Mike Minor vs Jaime Garcia Battle Sees St. Louis Fall 9-7
Carlos Beltran swatted 2 round trippers and drove in 4 runs but it wasn't enough as Braves defeated St. Louis 9-7 at Busch Stadium.
Bettors who backed the Braves were rewarded as +133 underdogs at sportsbooks. Over-Under bettors saw the total score go OVER the closing total of 8.5.
Atlanta got 4 2/3 innings from Mike Minor, who gave up 6 earned runs on 8 hits, while striking out 7. Livan Hernandez earned the victory, while the Braves got 2 RBIs from Jason Heyward in the win.
St. Louis' starting pitcher Jaime Garcia worked 5 2/3 innings, giving up 9 hits and 4 earned runs while striking out 0 in the loss. They got 4 hits from Carlos Beltran in a losing cause.
Craig Kimbrel pitched the final 1 inning for the save. He struck out 2 and allowed 1 hit in his outing.